Media release: Tuesday, 5 July 2011
This Saturday, Constitution Day celebrations include old-fashioned family activities from 1900 at the National Archives.
The original Constitution and the Royal Commission of Assent signed by Queen Victoria on 9 July 1900 are on permanent display at the Archives for all Australians to see.
To celebrate Constitution Day, the National Archives invites families to visit this Saturday 9 July for:
The Constitution is a living document, amended and interpreted by succeeding generations. It is the centre of Constitution Day celebrations. When Queen Victoria gave her assent to our Constitution on 9 July 1900, the nation of Australia was created.What: Constitution Day
Free event, but some activities require bookings. For more information on why we celebrate Constitution Day, or to make an inquiry or a booking, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or view the program (pdf 473kb).